Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has secured an O-1 visa approval on behalf of Nikita Singh.

Nikita Singh is an Indian novelist. She has written ten novels including Like a Love Song, The Promise and The Unreasonable Fellows. Her most recent book Every Time It Rains was released by HarperCollins Publishers in February 2017 and was an instant bestseller, debuting at No. 2 on the Hindustan Times bestseller list.

She has published seven books with Penguin Books India (2011-2015) and two books with HarperCollins Publishers (2015-present) and is in the middle of a 4-book deal with the latter. She has worked as an editor at Grapevine India, publishing manager at Wisdom Tree and is looking forward to managing all digital content and social media for a thriving solar energy company based in Brooklyn, New York.

Nikita wrote her first book when she was 19 years old and was studying pharmacy. Under the pseudonym Sidharth Oberoi, she has also contributed to the books in "The Backbenchers" series. Additionally, she has edited two collections of short stories and contributed in several others. Singh received a Live India Young Achievers Award in 2013. In October 2016, Cosmopolitan magazine included her in their 25-under-25 list, and Huffington Post wrote an exclusive profile on her personal and professional life, tagging her "India's Leading Romance Writer" in February 2017. She is currently living in New York and working on her 11th book.

 

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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